Scissor-tailed Hummingbird Hylonympha macrocerca

Family: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)

Authority: Gould, 1873

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered because even though it appears to tolerate some habitat degradation, habitat loss and ongoing conversion of forest to agriculture are likely to be causing its already very small range to decline in extent and quality.

Population size: 3000-4000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 470 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Hylonympha macrocerca. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/scissor-tailed-hummingbird-hylonympha-macrocerca on 07/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 07/12/2023.